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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the author, what are black people determined to do?
(a) Change the way they are perceived.
(b) Eliminate white people from the earth.
(c) Reach a state of total peace.
(d) Gain power.

2. The letter in section one begins with _______.
(a) Anger and hateful feelings.
(b) A grand sense of self.
(c) A sense of defeat.
(d) Loving and passionate feelings.

3. At the end of section one, there still remains the question regarding the ______ of compassion.
(a) Path.
(b) Placement.
(c) Perception.
(d) Possibility.

4. What is said about both Christianity and the Nation of Islam from the author's point of view?
(a) Truthful and allknowing.
(b) Limited perspectives.
(c) Unlimited views and perspectives.
(d) Inspiring.

5. What is the author desperate to become, as stated in the second section of the book?
(a) A better man than his father.
(b) A good person.
(c) A government official.
(d) A strong religious leader.

6. In section two, part one, a parallel is drawn between the author's relationship to Jesus Christ and _________.
(a) The author's relationship with his father.
(b) Self discovery.
(c) An addition to drugs and sex.
(d) The notion of fear and hate.

7. The author believes that __________ views are hindering social progression as a whole.
(a) Hedonistic.
(b) Individual.
(c) Generational.
(d) Capitalistic.

8. Where does the author claim to first see members of the Nation of Islam preaching?
(a) On the street.
(b) In college.
(c) Outside his church.
(d) Outside his home.

9. Where is the author's destination at the conclusion of the dinner party?
(a) A political meeting.
(b) A meeting with white friends.
(c) A church service.
(d) A card game.

10. "Down at the Cross" is split into how many sections?
(a) Three.
(b) Five.
(c) Four.
(d) Two.

11. According to the Nation of Islam, black people are ________'s creation.
(a) Muhammad.
(b) Jesus Christ.
(c) Ganesha.
(d) Allah.

12. Throughout the book, how many different religions does the author claim to follow?
(a) Three.
(b) One.
(c) Zero.
(d) Two.

13. To whom is the letter addressed in the first section?
(a) The author's father.
(b) The the author's grandchildren.
(c) To all black men.
(d) The author's nephew.

14. Which of the following is a word that is used to describe Elijah Muhammad?
(a) Charismatic.
(b) Dull.
(c) Angry.
(d) Abrasive.

15. In the author's mind, being "saved" is a release from _______.
(a) Guilt over being black.
(b) Hedonism.
(c) Sexual desires.
(d) Sin.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do African Americans experience faith, according to the author?

2. The author claims that religion serves to aid him in ___________.

3. According to the author, African Americans are still _______ to white American perceptions.

4. What does the author use as a salvation for his sexual and sensual awakenings?

5. Elijah Muhammad tells the author that he is driven home in order to protect him from ___________.

(see the answer keys)

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